Greenville Water Named “Best Tasting” Water in South Carolina

For the second year in a row and the third time in four years, Greenville Water has been named the “Best Tasting” Drinking Water in South Carolina at the annual South Carolina Environmental Conference in Myrtle Beach.SCEC Best Tasting Water

Greenville Water receives its water from two mountain watersheds north of the City of Greenville and from Lake Keowee, located west of the City of Greenville. The mountain watersheds consist of 26,000 acres of pristine, highly protected forested areas in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Water from these sources is then treated at our L.B. Stovall Water Treatment Plant and the Adkins Water Treatment Plant, both of which treat the water to a very high quality using state of the art treatment technologies.

By virtue of winning the state competition, Greenville Water will now have the opportunity to regain the title of the nation’s “Best of the Best” Drinking Water in the national competition to be held at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Boston, Massachusetts on June 10, 2014. Greenville last won the national competition in 2011 against the likes of Denver Water, Anchorage Water, and Louisville Water amongst many others from across the Country.

“Congratulations to the entire staff of Greenville Water, particularly all of our staff who are responsible for protecting, treating and maintaining our high quality water,” says Phillip Kilgore, Chairman of the Greenville Water Commission. “They make us all very proud.”

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Greenville Water provides service to nearly 500,000 residents of the Upstate region of South Carolina. Recognizing that water service is critical to the health and well-being of its customers and for the growth and economic vitality of the community, Greenville Water ensures the reliable delivery of high-quality water through careful stewardship of its resources. Greenville Water is committed to providing exceptional service and utilizing safe and effective methods for providing water, while adhering to and surpassing health and safety standards. Governed by an elected Commission of Public Works, Greenville Water is the state’s largest water utility.